A LIST OF LOCAL RECORD SHOPS
Attic Record Store513 Grant Ave., Millvale
This record store holds a special place in my heart, as I bought my first record for my collection here (a used copy of Best Coast’s Crazy For You). With knowledgeable owners and a unique collection, it’s worth the jaunt down 28.
Cruel Noise Records3138 Dobson St., Polish Hill
This record store is my favorite in the city, and it’s not just because there’s usually a dog there to pet. The cassette collection is superb, the local bin is full of goodies and there’s always conversation to be had—the kind of record store that feels like a second home.
Dave’s Music Mine
1210 E. Carson St., South Side
Dorsey’s Record Shop
7614 Frankstown Ave., Homewood
Get Hip Recordings
1800 Columbus Ave., North Side
This Pittsburgh-based record label opened a brick-and-mortar store in which you can pick up goodies from their catalog. It’s also a great place to catch a show, but you can head over to pick up some records even when there isn’t live music happening.
2136 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill
It’s easy to spend literal hours, even days exploring the stacks in Jerry’s magical store. There’s a record in there for literally every taste, and if you’re hunting down some vintage treasures you’re most likely to find them here.
4526 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield
Juke Records is stocked to the gill with lots of great records of the classics and current shining stars. Although a nerdy thing to say, the organization in here is pristine and the local section is lovely. They also showcase local musicians live in store, and that is always a treat!
Rather Ripped Records
754 Brookline Blvd., Brookline
635 E. Warrington Ave., Allentown
Up Beat Records
801 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg
2911 Glenmore Ave., Dormont